Chinese Baby Found in Sewage Pipe

Baby in Sewage Pipe

A newborn baby was rescued in China after being found alive in a sewage pipe after apparently being flushed down the toilet.

Apparently today is anti-Chinese day on Reagan Plus Cats. But they kind of had it coming when they started flushing babies down the toilet…

In a surprising twist, the discarded newborn was NOT a girl. The baby boy was discovered after reports of a baby crying in a residential building in Jinhua in the wealthy coastal area of Zheijang. After firefighters removed the sewage pipe, located directly beneath a toilet, and took it to a nearby hospital, the baby had to be cut free by doctors.

The child, thought to be just a few days old, is somehow in a stable condition and police are treating the case as an attempted homicide.

The case has sparked outrage on Chinese social media sites, where footage of the two-hour rescue was broadcast widely. Users did not have the nicest things to say:

“The parents who did this have hearts even filthier than that sewage pipe

“Can these people be called human beings?”

According to Agence France-Presse, the baby’s 22-year-old unmarried mother had hidden her pregnancy and claimed the baby “fell into the toilet” after she unexpectedly gave birth. No word yet on the whereabouts of the father. The child has since been named Baby No. 59 based on the number of his incubator.

Abandoned babies are fairly common in China due to the country’s one-child policy, preference for males, and poor medical care. Lack of education and medical care contributes to many young mothers not even being aware they are pregnant. But flushing it down the toilet? Come on, China, you know that’s not a No. 2; it’s a No. 59. 

Via: The Guardian

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